Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.


Previous Seminars

Title Speaker Date
BICEP2: Implications for inflation and Planck Anthony Challinor and George Efstathiou 19 March 2014
What and where is the parent of the Orphan stream? Andy Casey (ANU -> IoA) 5 March 2014
Star formation-driven feedback in the local Universe Claudia Cicone (Cavendish) 5 March 2014
Molecular gas and AGN feedback in brightest cluster galaxies Helen Russell (Durham -> IoA) 26 February 2014
Single Stellar Populations in the Near-Infrared range Sofia Meneses-Goytia (Kapteyn) 26 February 2014
Dynamical evolution of eccentric planets and debris discs Tim Pearce (IoA) 19 February 2014

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
Growth spurting baby galaxies Sadegh Khochfar (Edinburgh) 13 March 2014
Constraining Globular Clusters Formation through studies of young massive star clusters Nate Bastian (Liverpool John Moores) 6 March 2014
Finding extraterrestrial life using ground-based high-dispersion spectroscopy Ignas Snellen (Leiden) 27 February 2014
Delivering transformational science with the SKA Paul Alexander (Battcock) 20 February 2014
MHD turbulence and state changes in compact X-ray sources Steve Balbus (Oxford) 6 February 2014

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
The European ELT project Isobel Hook (Oxford and INAF-Rome) 11 April 2014
The role of gas flows in regulating star-formation Nicolas Bouche (Toulouse) 4 April 2014
ATLAS lifts the Cup: Discovery of a New Milky Way satellite in Crater Vasily Belokurov and Sergey Koposov (IoA) 28 March 2014
News from RAVE Georges Kordopatis (IoA) 14 March 2014
The evolution of the structure of galaxies Matt Auger (IoA) 7 March 2014

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012
Sackler Lecture, Present and Future Far Infrared Extragalactic Astronomy: Herschel and Beyond Matt Griffin, Cardiff University 3 November 2011
Measuring Black Hole Spin Ramesh Narayan, Harvard 25 November 2010
Measuring the Expansion of the Universe Wendy Freedman (Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington) 8 October 2009

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013
Galaxies Viewed as Collections of Individual Stars Professor Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington 8 March 2012
Astronomy: A Subject on the Cusp Shri Kulkarni, Caltech 10 March 2011
Searching for Life on Mars Peter Smith, Lunar and Planetary Lab, University of Arizona 11 March 2010